I was asked to discuss the negative ad’s that have seemingly defined this year’s Virginia gubernatorial race to-date. Now, while my first reaction was to point out that we would be comparing fact-based ads regarding REAL investigations into improprieties (at least) in the operation of Green Tech automotive to “boogieman-under-the-bed” ads that misrepresent the UVA/Michael Mann case and “reproductive rights” (BTW; One of these days I’d like to discuss “reproductive responsibility”, but I digress…).
I decided to look further into it. What I found was a curious similarity between the RPV and DPV’s predicament; they are both struggling with significant segments of their party membership that do not support their candidate. The key difference is that no Democrat has started their version of the “Virginia Mainstream Project” (But couldn’t you see Creigh Deeds doing it, though?), they’ve just stayed quiet. So, it seems that as of now there are enough Bolling-ites teaming with the hard-core Dem’s in the “anyone-but-Ken” campaign to outnumber all of the Democrat’s (75% by the primary 4 years ago) who say “anyone-but-Terry.”
This is where I have to send the riders out across the Piedmont to rally my TEA Party brothers’ and sisters. We took the old guard by storm at the RPV Convention in Richmond but now we see the effects of mass defections from the long-time party members from the most important posts in this battle; the volunteers for the local units.
Whether they had hitched their wagon’s to Bill Bolling’s future or just felt like the party should have honored the back room promise Bob and the RPV made to Bill (without regard to what the citizens’ might think, BTW) for ‘his turn’, there is a crisis across the Commonwealth of units struggling to find help for all the heavy lifting involved in winning a campaign; door-knocking, phone-banking, envelope-stuffing, etc.
Without help, get used to saying Governor McAuliffe and start watching the till. CLICK HERE; (http://www.rpv.org/) if you don’t know who to contact in your area (there is a pull down menu) and join up and the secondary impact will mean more TEA party members in RPV units and that can’t be a bad thing.
Sic simper tyrannis, and thanks for all the fish!